I am looking to purchase my first Mac, and have decided that I will be getting either an Air or a Pro. I was originally going to get the 13" Air for £999 instead of the 13" £999 Pro for the following reasons: It has a SSD, and having this would balance out the fact that it only has a 1.8GHz processor, right? The £999 Pro always seems like the laptop that gets rejected by Apple, it doesn't get the dedicated graphics, it has an i5 not i7, etc. In my opinion, it looks nicer, and considering it is pretty much the same specs as the Pro, I may as well get it since it is far thinner, lighter, and so on. I don't need the disc drive, Ethernet, or Firewire It has a higher resolution But I've started to doubt myself: Perhaps the Pro would be better, simply because there is the option to upgrade in the future (to an SSD, to get more RAM, etc.) (I do plan on getting 8GB of RAM for the Air if I did buy it, hopefully John Lewis let you do that.) Is it worth having the 2.5GHz processor since I can add an SSD where the disc drive is later on? I've heard people saying the keyboard on the Air isn't as nice as the one on the Pro, can anyone confirm this or go into a little more depth? I've also heard that the screen, even though it has a slightly higher resolution, isn't as good as the one on the Pro, because it is 'cheaply made'? Finally, I've heard people say that if you think you are more of a Pro user, then get the Pro, but they never give reasons for this and from where I am it seems the specs are pretty much exactly the same. Is the Pro noticeably faster in general? I plan on using this as my main computer, I am upgrading from a Dell Latitude D620 which I find very slow, and tedious to use. I will be browsing the internet the majority of the time with 10+ tabs open at once, watching 1080p/720p YouTube videos and listening to iTunes, and I would hope that both laptops could do this without slowdown or overheating? But I do also plan on playing the Sims 3, which I have been able to run before, but very slowly. Even though the Pro & Air's graphics are integrated, can anyone say if the new Ivy Bridge HD4000 run games like this well? Whatever I purchase will certainly be a long term investment, but at the moment I am a student so my budget is limited. I didn't want to spend any more than £1000, but if I really want this laptop to last a long time, would it be better to spend £500 extra and get dedicated graphics, along with the upgradability of a 15" £1499 Pro? I would be really grateful if somebody could help. Thanks. (I added a poll, hopefully people vote but if you have time then please comment with a reason for your answer! Thanks again.) EDIT: Also, I forgot to say, people have also said that running lots of applications at the same time can make the Air get as hot as 100 degrees. Is that something I need to worry about, to me that sounds pretty scary?!